There are definitely a lot of details when you are first setting up a new program and learning the ropes. It is important to be very thorough so that you do understand their protocols and particularly their compensation plan so there are no surprises.
However, it is also important not to get lost in the details as the number one thing you need to do is sell your product or service. Sell means marketing and advertising online. This is the only thing that will actually generate income for you even if you know all the details in the world.
There are some people who get what is called ‘paralysis by analysis’ where they get lost in learning the details. They never feel that they know enough to take the leap and actually start using the information. There is another popular saying and that is ‘information is power’. This is very true but it has power only if you use it. Just knowing it doesn’t really do anything except make you smarter!
You can actually earn while you learn. That is if you get the basic details down pat then you should start finding out how to market and advertise an online business. There may be some steps beyond the training such as if you need to sign up for a list-building service or other program that will help you generate traffic. There are more important details that you need to be aware of as far as how these work, etc.
Bottom line is always going to be ‘just do it’. Nobody is perfect and almost nobody has a perfect understanding of everything. However we do the best we can and if we are really focused on our business we will get the information we need, and then we will use it. It is a good idea after a time to analyze our results just to see if the techniques we are using appear to be working. Note this will not be apparent overnight – best to give it 30-days or so to be sure.
If something isn’t working as well as we had hoped then it may be time to learn about some other strategies we could add to our arsenal. Not necessarily throwing anything out since the more time we are able to give something the better. This is because there are many factors that influence sales that actually have very little to do with your marketing and advertising strategy. They are called ‘just life’ – ‘just the way it is’ – the market, and the financial climate.
We need to know a little about a lot of things that relate to our business, but again none of it means a thing unless we are aggressively using as many methods as we can to promote our business consistently.